Press Release from Women in Children's Media
Former National Geographic Kids Entertainment (NGKE) President and founder Donna Friedman Meir joins Women in Children's Media's (WiCM) Advisory Board, bringing with her decades of experience in the children's media industry. "It is my pleasure to welcome Donna Friedman Meir to our Advisory Board," said WiCM President Ashley Fenwick-Naditch. "She brings a range of experience in development, programming, and branding, and is sure to bring creative and business-minded guidance to the executive leadership of Women in Children's Media. I very much look forward to working alongside her as we continue to grow our organization."
Friedman Meir is currently a freelance consultant and the owner and founder of Lemonade Creative Consulting, a company focused on building cross-media kids/family entertainment experiences and franchises. Prior to NGKE, she held senior posts with the Kids' WB!, Nickelodeon, and Nickelodeon Latin America, where she played a key role in spearheading the network's launch in that region. In 2002, she was named by Electronic Media as one of the 25 most powerful women in television. Her credits include Emmy-nominated MAMA MIRABELLE'S HOME MOVIES, TOOT AND PUDDLE, JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES, X-MEN: EVOLUTION, WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY DOO?, and the megahit franchises of POKEMON, and YU-GI-OH. Freidman Meir also co-authored the highly touted "How To Nickelodeon" handbook, the original guide to the cable network's brand identity and philosophy. "I am thrilled to be joining the Board of this truly impressive organization," she said. "I hope to bring my deep experience and relationships in the kids' media landscape to this organization as they continue in their mission of inspiring and informing a new generation of kids' media executives. I also expect to continue to learn from this wonderful group as I have previously as a member."
WiCM's Advisory Board is responsible for developing new partnerships, promoting the organization, planning professional development and educational events, and providing guidance for the organization's annual priorities. This month, Women in Children's Media hosts The Next Generation of Ready to Learn, a children's media public policy panel with those in the know, including Joe Caliguro, project manager for the Ready to Learn Program, US Department of Education; Ira Sockowitz, Council to the US Department of Education; Aura Dunn, Consultant, Government Affairs & Public Policy; and Alice Cahn, VP for Social Responsibility at Cartoon Network. To learn more and RSVP to this and other WiCM events, visit Women In Children's Media at www.womeninchildrensmedia.org.
Upcoming Event: The Next Generation of Ready to LearnDate: July 15th, 2009 at 6:30PMLocation: Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (at 8th Street), Room 108RSVP required at www.womeninchildrensmedia.org
Women in Children's Media (WiCM) is an association of men and women who are committed to creating and distributing thoughtful, entertaining media to children and young adults. WiCM builds connections, promotes professional development, and inspires our members to lead, innovate, and shape the future of children's media. WiCM provides resources such as media workshops, social and networking events, professional seminars, a monthly industry newsletter, and educational resources. Women in Children's Media affords its members opportunities to make a difference, hone their professional skills, stay on top of the job market, tap into industry events, and shape our legacy as the future leaders in the children's media industry.